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This week’s patch focuses on some new content related to Guardians of the Galaxy, along with some solid back-end changes to game optimization, some bug-fixing and a few quality of life UI improvements.
We hope you enjoy the patch, the weekend and Guardians of the Galaxy!
Weekend Event - Planet X Groot Bark Extended!
By popular demand, we’re extending our Planet X Bark event to celebrate this week’s release of the new Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy!
Collect Planet X Bark by completing each of the Shared Quests once per day and trade them in for exciting rewards such as the Mysterious Crimson Box!
Additionally, to celebrate, we’ll be live tuning server-side RIF, SIF and XP to 50%!
New Hero: Star-Lord
The Legendary Outlaw himself, Star-Lord, has arrived in Marvel Heroes! Peter Quill dual wields Kree submachine pistols, high tech grenades, orbital bombardments from his starship and also uses his trademark Element Gun to freeze, blast, and otherwise destroy his enemies.
Star-Lord is a hero with many options and many builds. The possibility of Fire, Earth, Air and Water will likely take a few days to optimize and get used to, but look and feel very unique. Straight up twin auto-pistols is also an incredibly fun option and a focus on “Ship” powers is something to consider.
To celebrate the awesomeness of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, we have 3 new Team Up Heroes available.
Otherwise known as “The Destroyer”, Drax wields his trademark knives with brutal effectiveness - laying waste to enemies big and small with tremendous power and brutality.
Gamora, or the “Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy”, can cut a swath through enemies near and far, using her broadsword and alien pistol to deal with any threat.
A member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and best friend to Rocket, Groot servers as a great option for heroes looking for a stalwart champion.
Rocket Raccoon players can choose between having the Groot team-up with them if their power-based Groot is not actively in play, or vice-versa. It’s basically a decision between getting the passive benefits of the Groot team-up and using the Groot power or getting the passive benefits of the Groot power and having the Groot team-up active.
Rocket Raccoon Design Review
Rocket Raccoon’s amazing level 52 review is here.
For his review, Rocket receives:
The Login Reward system has been pretty cool and we’re looking to fill in every day with something and continue to adding more interesting stuff for some of the bigger days. With that in mind, we’ve filled in the 5 and 7 gaps this week.
Players who are past those dates may receive a bonus Matrix of Unbinding and Eye of Demonfire by logging in anytime Saturday if they wish.
The “Green” version of the Muspelheim Raid has been launched and is available for all players. This is currently the most challenging content in the game and will require a reasonable amount of strategy and tactics to complete, along with a reasonable knowledge of itemization and power
As we head into the final week of the Omega System Live Beta, power points have been refunded so players can explore new builds if desired.
Anytime there are significant changes in any Omega node, even out of power, a free reset will be provided.
Next week's focus will be cleaning up any remaining nodes with incorrect tuning and focusing on the least-used nodes to ensure they offer attractive mechanics.
New Crafting Feature - Item Grade Increase
Using Eye of Demonfire, which can be collected from playing the Green version of the Muspelheim Raid, doing Shared Quests, and defeating Man-Ape once per day, players can purchase recipes to allow them to upgrade the Item Grade of their gear slots, improving their overall stat rolls beyond what was previously possible.
The system currently allows you to trade Eyes of Demonfire for new recipes for your Crafter. Those recipes can be used, with a very minimal credit cost, to increase gear slot items from Item Grade 63 (most gear in the game right now) to Item Grade 66.
We’ve kept the cost of upgrading the item itself almost free to be very friendly towards players with many heroes and to make it a “no-brainer” to upgrade items that you like and not feel bad about it.
The Item Grade crafting recipes may be purchased from Hogun, in Asgard.
A recipe exists for each Gear Slot (1-5), with different prices on each. Gear slot 1 is the most expensive crafting recipe.
When the “Red” version of the Muspelheim Raid Zone is released, another recipe will be available, using an upcoming Heart of Demonfire, that allows you to upgrade to Item Grade 69 and eventually 72, 75 (and so on) will be available in the coming months and years.
We will be posting a more extensive FAQ on this system sometime in the coming week.
This update features major changes to how the game processes certain aspects of data, including how data it transmitted to you and players around you.
Various bug fixes have been completed over the last month and will be included in this patch. This section of the notes will definitely be incomplete as not every bug fix gets communicated, but we’ll add whatever we can to this list and we will be pleasantly surprised when something unexpected is found to be working properly now.
For now, here are some recent bug fixes completed in the internal tracking system:
The list is probably 5 times as long as this and we definitely want to encourage everyone to keep posting any bugs you find in the appropriate bug section in the forums so they can get picked up in the morning review by each development team within the studio.
The internal list is about 20 times as long as that, but those are the most exciting elements. :)